From grabbing coffee at convenience stores to taking the mass public transportation system, you can get practically anything done in Taiwan with just a credit card in hand.
徐瑞斐(Felix Steger)身為台北歐洲學校的外籍老師僅因為刷卡，幸運獲得兆豐國際商銀贈送的iPhone 12，他也親身體驗到信用卡多「便利」。
As a foreign teacher at the Taipei European School, Felix Steger knows first-hand just how convenient it is when he was gifted an iPhone 12 from Mega International Commercial Bank just for using it.
兆豐銀行特別選在全台首間雙語分行 –蘭雅分行– 頒發此殊榮，而之所以將雙語分行設點於此，正是因為天母為外籍人士居住密度最高的地區之一。
The coveted prize was presented by the bank’s first bilingual branch, located in Taipei’s Tianmu district which was chosen for the high number of foreign residents living in the area.
According to Steger, the bank was a great help to him, especially when he first came to Taiwan nearly two years ago with less than a firm grasp of the Chinese language.
Following the Taiwanese government’s recent initiative to become a bilingual nation in 2030, the bank trained its front desk clerks to become fluent in English and Chinese to serve their customers better.
Steger said the resolved language barrier was an immense help when he applied for his credit card.
As he already had an account set by his school, Steger said the bank took care of most of the details. He added that he was pleasantly surprised to discover the cards all had beautiful designs, jokingly comparing them to the “ugly” ones back home in Switzerland.
When asked about his thoughts on winning an iPhone 12, Steger remarked that he had never won anything before, and considered Taiwan to be his “lucky country.”
In reflection of the current pandemic crisis, Steger also praised Taiwan’s fast actions and virus-prevention measures, sharing his joy in still being able to attend large events in Taiwan.